Took a chance for $1 at a local antique store that it might be original. The card reads:
“You are cordially invited to attend our Commencement Exercises & Hop June 5th, 6th, & 7th 1892”
It lists names on committees, none of which have been helpful in research. I believe it’s for the opening of a military academy, possibly in Texas. Assuming it’s original, there’s nothing on the card that specifically identifies a particular academy or any institution/instillation. The card is marked “Elliott, Phila” on the bottom. There is remnants of gold along the edges of the card and I left the string in case it was original, as it appears fairly old. The cardstock feels and looks old, but that doesn’t always mean original.
This is quite out of my usual wheelhouse of collecting but for the price I took a chance. Is this original and if so, any ideas as to what military institution or facility It came from? If it’s not original what are any identifiable characteristics?
Any input or comments are greatly appreciated!
Edited by McDermut99, 02 December 2019 - 04:15 PM.